Thanksgiving kicks off the Christmas holiday for so many people but nowhere is this done with more style than Red River! Switch on the Holidays begins in Brandenburg Park at 7 o’clock with Christmas caroling and the annual tree lighting then moves indoors for cocoa, cider, cookies and a special visit from Santa Claus!
It is a New Mexican Christmas tradition to place luminarias or farolitos (paper bags with sand and a lighted candle inside) around houses and along streets. It is also a tradition to place luminaries along a one-way three-kilometer loop at Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area. Guests ski or snowshoe under the warm glow of candlelight and if it begins to snow the effect is just incredible. This is quite possibly the most beautiful holiday experience in North America! Join the Enchanted Forest crew on Christams Day for complimentary chile con queso, green chile stew, posole, desserts and hot drinks in the warming hut.